Ferndale Home Destroyed by Falling Tree
Today, the Michel family in the Ferndale area were taking naps when a redwood tree fell on their home, crushing it.
“They are thankfully all ok,” said sister Nicky Stewart, “but they have lost everything. They have no where to stay and it is unsafe to go back to get inside to try and salvage their clothes.”
Unfortunately, a dog and a cat are missing. Hopefully, they were just scared away.
Today, the family is also preparing for their 6-year-old daughter’s birthday party, Stewart wrote. “They will need to find a rental or get a hotel.”
Stewart has established a GoFundMe account where $1425 has been raised for the Michel family as of 3:15 p.m.
“I am asking for any kind of help that you can offer,” she pleads. “They both work very hard for the small amount of money they have…This has [devastated] them and their financial situation and they need help.”
Stewart worries that with more rain coming the nearby creek may breach its banks or the nearby hillside gets saturated. She states, “This storm has only just started and they may not have a single thing if the hill behind them slides out.”
The Michel family doesn’t have insurance, Stewart explained. “[T]hey rent and don’t have any.”
If you would like to help, clink the link to this GoFundMe account.